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remains at 8.2%, and voters are divided over who can best handle the economy. a recent cnn/orc poll shows 48% of registered voters think mitt romney, 47% president obama. looking to keep a tight grip on the battleground states of ohio and pennsylvania that voted for him in 2008, the president pushed his message of manufacturing gains, especially in the auto industry, to working class voters. he began the final day of his "betting on america" bus tour with breakfast in akron, ohio, where the president was joined by three union workers from a nearby goodyear tire plant. >> you've been there 20 years? you're still there? >> yeah. >> reporter: then the president toured the summer garden food manufacturing plant near youngstown, a business that the campaign said is expanding and creating jobs. at carnegie mellon university in pittsburgh, his biggest event of the tour, there was one final appeal for a second term. >> and if you still believe in me like i believe in you, i hope you will stand with me in 2012. >> reporter: the president told supporters at almost every stop on the two-day bus tour
in the coming year. not much optimism there. >> i knew he was come through the area. he was actually on cnn this morning when you were out on the farm. let's just take a little bit of what he had to say and then i got a question four about prices. >> we obviously need to help these folks. this is why we have a safety net, this is why we need passage of a food farm and jobs bill quickly, why we need to then livestock producers in particular. it would impact and affect in the long haul food prices not as dramatically as some people expect because farmers get only 14 cents of every dollar but it will impact consumers. >> something caught my attention he's talking not only how it will impact our prices but jobs as well. >> reporter: these farms employ a lot of people. so, yeah. you know, not just dairy, but the crops themselves. two-thirds of an acre or two-thirds of the cost of an acre -- what they make in a bushel of corn, two-thirds of that is expenses. so they are not just throwing seed out there. it costs known plant an acre of land. so anything that they don't plant we don't have a crop t
and twitter. our handle is cnnbottomline, i'm @christineromans. now back to "cnn saturday" for the latest headlines. have a great independence day have a great independence day weekend, everyone. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> we see this as a powerful symbol of our commitment to afghanistan's future. >> an unannounced visit to afghanistan and an announcement that will impact troop withdrawal. >>> plus -- [ bells ] june jobs numbers send investors into panic as the dow plunges over 100 points. why the numbers just didn't add up for wall street. >>> you're young, healthy and willing, but the red cross doesn't want your blood because you're gay. now lawmakers are trying to change that. it's our 10:30 talker. >>> we start this hour with the weather. we are all hoping for a break from this oppressive heat. well, sorry, not today. i hate to see all that red on these maps we're about to show you, but those are the heat warnings. and as you can see, it is going to be pretty bad today. the record triple-digit temperatures are being blamed for at least five deaths. >>> and don't forget
right now with "cnn newsroom." >>> happening right now, overnight protests turning violent. store windows smashed, after a police officer apparently shot an unarmed man. >>> and a medical mystery as hepatitis c has an outbreak. the lab tech suspected of starting it all now in custody. >>> chilling and terrifying. new video surfacing of an attack six years ago. a 6,000 pound killer whale at sea world attacks his trainer and pulling him underwater for 15 minutes. >>> secret no longer. brand-new information this morning on what we will see during the olympics opening ceremonies friday night. details leaking out from london. two early hints, james bond and harry potter. >>> "newsroom" begins right now. >>> and good morning to you. i'm carol costello. thanks for being with us. we begin with a single stor that captures both the heartbreak and the hope of the shooting rampage in colorado. this morning, americans are rallying to help this man, shooting victim caleb medley. he is in critical condition right now with gunshot wounds to his head, but that's only part of the story. he is also
are reading most at cnn.com this morning. the internet block out that could be coming for many americans on monday. the vicious malware we have been telling you about. folks reading about the euro. the third popular story, the fatal shooting of four people in ohio connected to a man later drove to a cemetery and killed himself. more on that at cnn.com. >>> we have a sad, sick story to tell you ability. pets burned on purpose and left to die. several have been found around philadelphia in the past few weeks. i have to warn you, what you are about to see is graphic. take a look. this is hercules. he was found yesterday. he's a puppy with severe burns on his legs and back. he's expected to make it. some dogs weren't so lucky. this dog is more graphic than the last one. this is chloe found with burns. she's passed away. mark told cnn how often he sees this kind of cruelty. he heads up the pennsylvania society for the prevention of cruelty to animals. >> we see cruelty to animals frequently. unfortunately, with the fire and burning of these dogs, this has been much more of a disturbing trend
.com/help. you can find that link on my blog website as well, that's cnn.com/newsroom. click on the tab with my name. you can make a donation. i think they are already up to, what, $195,000. their goal is $500,000. caleb's medical bills could top $2 million. >>> in the meantime, survivors of the shooting spree received a surprise visit from the actor who was on the screen at the time of the shooting spree. christian bale met with the victims and their families and visited a memorial for those killed. >> it really showed his humanity and that he does care about people. and he cares about his fans. >> it was not a canned speech. it was nothing hollywood. he was the human being christian bale. >> with more, let's head to aurora and cnn's jim spellman. good morning. >> reporter: carol, it's fascinating how this began. somebody on facebook posted they thought that maybe christian bale should come here. then our affiliate started to hash tag on twitter, bail out aurora. and over 300 million people have used that hash tag to encourage cr christian bale to come here. but people have been so excited on
know you can help out, as well. go to cnn.com/impact to figure out how to help in those areas. >>> it started out as a night of fun to watch fireworks, but quickly turned into one of panic and death. look at this, a boat with 27 people onboard capsized off of long island early this morning. the coast guard rushed to the scene pulling 24 survivors from the water. police are reporting three deaths in this situation. >>> after a grueling two-week battle, finally some good news from the colorado fire lines to tell you about. that waldo canyon fire we've been reporting so much about which blazed across nearly 18,000 acres at its height, it is now 90% contained. but not before incinerating 346 homes, 50 more were damaged, and the cost of all that destruction, $110 million. exhausted fire crews worked 16-hour shifts to get the fire under control. >>> now we want to turn to a story that you may not believe. a south florida life guard is out of a job today because he saved a life of a drowning man. his bosses say he went beyond his zone and that put the rest of the beach goers at risk.
more. "cnn newsroom" with don lemon begins now. hey, don, good morning. >> new orleans, you're going to love it, love, love it, soledad. >>> condition critical, powerless and starving. west virginia this morning without basic necessities, food, water, thousands of emergency meals on their way. we're going to speak with the red cross coming up. in court, george zimmerman and the money trail all in question this morning. should trayvon martin's shooter be set free before his trial? >>> plus this -- >> i'm not going to put my job over helping someone again. i'm going to do what i thought was right. >> a life guard credited with saving a life then getting the boot, fired. six of his coworkers quitting in protest. >>> and 21 tomas lopez tells us his side of the story. >>> an ipad mini? a smaller version of the popular ipad. rumors are heating up saying it's already in production. we'll separate fact from fiction straight ahead. >>> blade runner, an amazing inspirational story, a south african athlete becoming the first amputee track star to compete in any olympic games. newsroom starts ri
to release them into the wild anymore. there are your weird laws of the day. >>> this is cnn breaking news. >>> we want to show you this just in to cnn. take a look at these amazing pictures from one colorado springs neighborhood. these are just coming in to cnn. these pictures show complete devastation, wiped out homes. look at that. you have one frame of one brick home, not even wood home, brick home standing there. everything is completely gone. look across the street you can see a house that is standing that is completely untouched right across the street. it shows how actually discriminating this fire was destroying one home and leaving others untouched. interestingly, too, the lawn in front of that home is green and not charred. the home is completely destroyed. this is coming from a lot of people that were evacuated, the thousands of people evacuated. they are getting the chance to come back. they are being bussed in by the government to take a look at the damage to see if their home was saved or if their home was destroyed or not. let's take a listen in to this video. >> grab that
to feel like they actually care. i mean, at least give the illusion. i don't even see that. >> cnn's barbara starr joins me now. barbara, this presidential election is all about jobs. michigan is a key swing state, a state that benefited from the auto bailout. so many people out of work. what are employers saying about the economy. >> as we went through the job fair, christine, a lot of employers said they do have jobs to fill. we went back to general motors to learn a little more company specific what did they have in mind of the types of jobs they want to fill. have a listen. >> we're looking for engineers, technicians and production jobs. we have all those available. of course military veterans well trained in those areas are able to apply those skills through the door. >> the appeal of the veterans is they are disciplined. they have a lot of very positive work ethic but when you talk to the employers and when you talk to the veterans there's a fundamental mismatch. the veterans need the skills, job training, advanced education for the job market that is increasingly high-tech t
. "cnn newsroom" continues with my good pal kyra phillips. >>> good morning. what could have saved the 228 people on an air france flight that plunged into the ocean? new answers today on that 2009 tragedy. >>> a deadly police beating one year ago in fuller ton, california. back in the headlines. what's next in the kelly thomas saga? >>> also this hour, herman cain in the house to tell us all about his new project and share his one-of-a-kind insights on today's headlines. >>> first, though, the road to the white house has always run through ohio, so president obama, of course, hitting the road in ohio. live pictures right now. the tarmac in toledo. soon he'll be on a bus dubbed "betting on america." the first stop the museum in mao me. you'll see that live at 40 past the hour give or take. in the meantime let's bring in cnn's dan lothian who's already there. dan, this is actually the president's first bus tour, right? >> reporter: it is. he has done two other bus tours but those were, as the white house described them, official bus tour. this is the first one of his campaign and th
victim to crime and abuse. meet cnn hero, zach hudson. >> i have been a police officer now for a little over ten years. we see people at their worst. the one thing that i have seen over and over again is victimization of the elderly. they are the forgotten portion of our society that nobody thinks about. they are alone yet they don't ask for help. hey, buddy. you got a flat tire going there. >> i know, i don't have money to fix it. >> that's not good. they are that much easier to victimize. if i can help you with that tire, give me a call. i realized something had to be done. i'd had enough. i have raised by my grandparents, my great grandmother. i'm bringing this community together to keep seniors safe. >> mr. anderson. how are you? cops and firefighters see people with problems. they reach out directly to us. >> my floor getting mushy. i was scared to death that i'd go right down through it. >> we contacted nonfor profits. we get it taken care of for free. if we can get the tile down, the wheelchair won't take its toll on the floor. there's no job too small. we have 25 yards to do. it
to get right to cnn's jim acosta. he's covering mitt romney today delivering some major messages of his own in this race for the white house. jim acosta is joining us from boston right now. what's going on on this day as far as the republican presidential candidate, jim, is concerned? >> reporter: wolf, the back and forth in this campaign right now is all about four words the president said nearly a week ago, the words you didn't build that. the comment has the romney campaign building a new line of attack that is resonating with republicans. republicans hope it's a sign mitt romney is back in business. >> when the president said that, if you got a business, you didn't build it, come here and talk to brian. and you'll learn that in fact he did build this business. >> i take umbrage at the suggestion that people don't start and build businesses. >> now, i'm know some people that think what the president said was just a gaffe. it wasn't a gaffe. it was instead his ideology. >> reporter: on a day he was expected to stay behind closed doors, he was at a truck repair company near his boston
to find out? >> cnn has been able to independently confirm four of the 12 people that were killed early friday in aurora, colorado, at the movie theater. just into cnn earlier this morning, matt mcquinn being listed among the deceased. his family, like many others, spending hours agonizing, only to find out that their loved one was deceased. he was at the movie with his girlfriend and her brother and died while trying to save his girlfriend, shielding her from those bullets. to make matters even worse for her, the hospital would not confirm his condition, because they are not related. i want you to take a look at this next photo, alex sullivan, who planned to celebrate his 27th birthday with a special midnight showing there of "the dark knight." he was also anticipating his first wedding anniversary celebration on sunday, with his wife, you see there. he's described by his uncle as a funny guy, witty, smart, with a big heart. and you can tell right there from those photos that he was definitely a loving man. his family released a statement to cnn saying, the sullivan family lost a cheri
has had little effect on the latest cnn poll of polls which shows the race nearly deadlocked. but another poll from usa today and gallup could be more worrisome for romney. it shows a majority of americans want to see more of the gop contender's tax returns. something mrs. romney told abc is not happening. >> you just want to give more material for more attack. that's just the answer. and we've given all people need to know and understand about our financial situation and about how we live our life. >> reporter: meanwhile, romney may be getting a lifeline from all people -- former house speaker nans si pelosi said earlier today that too much time in this campaign has been spent on the tax return issue. meanwhile, over in the senate john mccain tells cnn's piers morgan, his team found nothing in the tax returns that would have disqualified romney in his own vice presidential search four years ago. wolf. >> so i take it this notion that we had earlier in the week that a vice presidential running mate could be selected before he heads off to london for the olympic games and then
about 11:40 eastern. you'll hear him live here in the "cnn newsroom." >>> the republican governor of louisiana and former governor of minnesota are tracing the president's route as mitt romney's surrogates. bob j jindal and tim pawlenty call their tour the middle-class promise gap tour. >> this president has been bad for america, bad for ohio. here in ohio where 40,000 fewer jobs than when he took office. average income has gone down $3,000. the list goes on an on. but the bottom line is this. we've gotten tired of the broken promises. we need to elect mitt romney. >> the two are due in parma the next hour. romney himself remains on a working vacation in new hampshire. >>> with the olympics just a few weeks away, police in london are taking no chances. and today they arrested five men and a woman in separate areas of london. the six are suspected of being part of a possible terror plot with potential targets in the uk. nic robertson on this out of london. so what more do we know, nic? >> police are saying it was an intelligence-lead operation that they were involved in the terrori
] >>> this just in to cnn. take a look at some amazing pictures from one colorado springs neighborhood. these are just coming in to cnn. these pictures show pure, utter devastation. these were shot by neighbors. media was not allowed in along with families. what is dramatic is how completely destroyed that one brick home is and right across the street you have other homes in the back there that are standing just fine and the brush in front of the home not really touched. it shows you the fire has been discriminating in terms of the houses it has completely destroyed and those it left untouched. we will talk to our own jim spellman live there for us in about ten minutes with the latest. >>> we have been talking a lot today about the wildfires in colorado. you just saw that video. they aren't just happening in colorado. they are raging across the rocky mountain west. in montana there is a battle to save horses. we are going to bring in sasha with a group that is setting up safe refuge for the horses. she joins us via skype. the work you are doing is amazing. tell us what is going on righ
the latest of the overall scope of this investigation and of course, cnn will be bringing that to you live and then later on, our coverage doesn't end. at 8:00 p.m., a special hosted by my colleague cnn's don lemon, a special primetime coverage special of this colorado theater shooting. >>> all right, now that the hazards have been removed possibly from the suspect's apartment, well, what is next? retired fbi agent will tell us. i don't have to use gas. i am probably going to the gas station about once a month. drive around town all the time doing errands and never ever have to fill up gas in the city. i very rarely put gas in my chevy volt. last time i was at a gas station was about...i would say... two months ago. the last time i went to the gas station must have been about three months ago. i go to the gas station such a small amount that i forget how to put gas in my car. ♪ that i forget how to put gas in my car. so what i'm saying is, people like options. when you take geico, you can call them anytime you feel like saving money. it don't matter, day or night. use your computer, your
for watching. let's go to carol costello, "cnn newsroom" begins right now. >>> happening right now in the newsroom, sweltering heat. nearly 2 million people still don't have power and 16 states are under heat advisories or warnings. when will things start to cool down and when will the power come back on? plus, cover-up. cnn has seen e-mails from top brass to suggest a cover-up on jerry sandusky's child rape accusations. one from the university's president says dealing with the sex abuse within the school was, quote, humane. it's a cnn exclusive. plus -- return to power. the political party that ruled mexico for 70 years is back. you're looking at mexico's projected new president, pena nieto. on his agenda reduce the violence from drug cartels that seem to rule the country, but can he do it? >>> a rematch is on or is it? this photo finish was too close to call so these two runners are duking it out tonight fighting for that olympic dream but now reports suggest one of them might not run. "newsroom" begins right now. >>> and good morning to you. i'm carol costello. thank you so much
said to cnn more than a year ago. >> the real reason why we're here in this business is to glorify god by being a faithful steward of all that's entrusted to us and have a positive influence on all who come in contact with chick-fil-a. >> twitter, my twitter, i was tweeting about this, gone crazy over cathy's latest comments on same-sex marriage. we just want to read you a couple of your tweets. david tweets, "i couldn't be more happy that a godly company has the guts to stand firm against haters. the lord bless them." kobo tweets, "this changes nothing. my stomach doesn't understand bigotry. i only disagree with their stance on being closed sundays." and ed helms tweets "chick-fil-a doesn't like gay people? so lame. hate to think what they do to the gay chickens. lost a loyal fan. i'm joined by the host of the ken coleman show. >> good to be here, brooke. >> wow. >> it's a firestorm. >> it's a firestorm. people are calling dan cathy a bigot. the names continue, names i can't even use here on cnn. tell me about your personal experience with him. >> i've got to tell you this. someone to
and this hour in the "cnn newsroom," we will tell you how the worst drought that america has seen in 50 years is affect iing the cro and the economy and our pocketbooks. and the white house takes mitt romney and two possible vp candidates to ohio. >>> and the fda bans a chemical from baby bottles and why are adults still living with it? >>> we go to wilted crops in fields, and soil drying up, and half of the country's farms are reaching drought which is the most since 1956. and today, president obama met with agriculture secretary tom vilsack, and 39 more counties declared disaster areas, and we are taking an in-depth look at the crops, and how the drought is affecting corn and the farmers and what it means for the food budget and you are likely to see some prices going up as well. the drought is taking a devastating toll on the crops and especially corn. the agriculture program is saying that 50% of the corn acro across the country is in poor or very poor condition and that is with only 11% last year. and we will go to talk with rob marciano there in burnettsville, indiana. and tell us what
for us tonight. ac "360" starts now. >>> from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, this is "early start weekend." >>> the largest mass shooting in u.s. history. a gunman opens fire in a colorado movie theater, wounding 58, killing 12. and we can now tell you two more of their names. >> he had his hair painted red. he said he was the joker. #. >> new details revealed about the suspected shooter. he lived alone, kept to himself. but james holmes was also a one-time ph.d. canned tate and an honor student. more on the man now in custody. plus -- >> i personally have never seen anything like whathe pictures show us is in there. >> trip wires, gas canisters, booby-traps. an apartment so dangerous law enforcement still can't get inside. we'll take you live to the suspect's building. it's saturday, july 21st. good morning, everyone. i'm gary tuchman. a little over 24 hours ago the nation first heard the news. a shooter opened fire inside a crowded theater. 12 people dead, 58 others injured. as many as 11 of those are in the hospital in critical condition. we'll get you out to the scene in just
to be one held of a disappointment. that's all for us tonight. >>> from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, this is early start weekend. an unannounced visit to afghanistan and an impact for troop withdrawal. plus, like a scene from "jaws," the hunt is on to find the sharks before they claim a human life. >>> blame it on the meat. that's what one olympic coach is doing. is one team's diet behind their losses in key contests? >>> it is saturday, july 7th. good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye. glad you are waking up with us. chances are after you turned on cnn you logged into your computer to do surfing and check your e-mail. come monday, it may not be possible. it turns out there's a nasty virus out there. hundreds of thousands of computers are affected around the world. that means you may not have internet access monday morning. the fbi plans to shut down services to fix it. the scope doesn't matter if you are one of the unlucky ones. what will you do without your internet if you lose it monday? how will you spend your time? can you remember what life was like without it? tweet me@randyk
, right? no more legalized insider trading, right? not exactly. cnn's dana bash and a producer have done some digging into the law. they discovered not just a lingering loophole but how it got there. >> reporter: this was memorable because it was so rare. president obama signing a bipartisan law congress passed swiftly and overwhelmingly. to make sure there's no insider trading in congress.s crowed abg trust in government. >> if there was any chance of fact of using information for personal profit, we were not going to allow it. >> closing loopholes to ensure that members of the congress play by the exact same rules as everyone else. >> reporter: but keeping them honest, cnn has learned that not all the loopholes were closed. here's why. the key to making sure lawmakers don't profit off secret information they learn on the job is based on a new rule. financial transactions over $1,000 must be reported in 45 days. >> so that the public could have more real-time understanding of what their members and what senior staff and other high government officials were doing with their finances. wha
erin burnett is going to talk live to lopez tonight live on cnn's "erin burnett outfront" at 7:00 p.m. >>> president obama kicked off this bus tour in a politically critical state of ohio. the road to the white house has run through ohio and the president has made several stops on what he is calling their betting on america tour. right now, he is in the town of m maumee which is not far from toledo, and dan lothian is reporting on all of the stops, and you are on the phone, dan, and chugging along. what have you seen so far? >> that is right. we just hopped on tb bhe bus he in maumee, and the president is doing affiliate interviews, and he often does that with local affiliates, and we are headed to sandusky with the president will wrap up remarks at a ice cream social, and the message here that the president has is all about the economy focusing on essentially defending what he has been doing t ing thing over three years and the bailout, and the bailout of the auto industry, a nd this is a region that has been hit hard in manufacturing sector, gm, and chrysler employed a lot of peop
states anyway? here to discuss democratic strategist and cnn contributor and the presidential campaign adviser who served for rick perry and newt gingrich. good morning to both of you. >> good morning, carol. good to be here. >> good morning. >> good morning, carol. >> good morning. i want to start with you because you worked a lot on newt gingrich's campaign and his campaign was more of a national campaign. it didn't exactly -- i mean, he didn't exactly get support by traveling state to state but more he got support on a national level by appearing on television. is that fair? >> it is fair and i think marie and i will agree on most of this segment. these people running for the highest office in the land, exposure is important being in local communities and one thing i watched extremely successful when president obama came through south carolina campaigning against hillary clinton was he talked to the daily newspapers, the local outlets, and that really does a tremendous job in getting your message out. it's fair to say it's important to be in these battleground states. it's important
.m. on the east. >> this is cnn's "breaking news." >>> and we begin with this breaking news this morning. violent thunderstorms slamming eastern tennessee overnight. reportedly killing two people and injuring dozens more people. the storm's tearing through parts of the great smoky mountains. the park spokesamerican telling wtae that a falling tree killed a woman and another man died when his motorcycle wrecked during the storm and rob mars an mow is going to let us know where they're going. >> good morning. >> well, the storms have weakened. around 5:00 they were rolling down the south, the western part of the smoky mountains. if you don't know east of knoxville. a lot of tourists get millions of visitors, as a matter of fact. as you would imagine in the middle of july, a lot of folks camping via tents and rv. that's the danger these storms pose. there was a storm -- there was a severe thunderstorm watch posted at the time but regardless kind of a couple cells or clusters of cells converging on this area as it drove down to the south. with all the heat that was built up, much like the deraiecho a
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. >> we have pictures that the cnn producer took as he flew over the mississippi river, and we can see where the river appears to be shrinking here, and what does that tell you just about how tough this is? >> well, when it is to the point of actual large rivers like the mississippi declining in the stream flow, that tells us that we have reached sort of another stage of drought and not just based on the rainfall, but a number of other factors like the temperature, and it's been somewhat prolonged. so it is definitely another stage of drought, ands i sa as , it is severe. we have to keep monitoring. >> do we know how long it will take to recover from the kinds of drought conditions we are faced now? >> well, we won't see anything until the fall or the winter. looks like we are setting up in el nino pattern and the '50s drought was that we were brought out of it by going into the el nino pattern which brought lots of moisture into texas, so it's very a very good sign that we are going into the el nino right now, and very likely in the winter we may see the conditions improving. >> thank
malveaux. this hour in the "cnn newsroom" we're focusing on the -- obesity drug, and the worst drought in america since the 1950s. want to get right to it. president obama, mitt romney raising money and rallying their supporters this hour. romney holding a campaign rally in irwin, pennsylvania. that's about 20 minutes from now. he also attends a private fund-raiser in pittsburgh. president, he's going to be speaking at a fund-raiser in san antonio. we expect to hear from him any minute. we're going to take you there live when he starts his remarks. we're going to have live coverage from the romney rally. that is also happening later this hour. >>> relatives of two missing girls in iowa say they are now bracing for the worst but hoping, hoping for the best. 8-year-old elizabeth collins and 10-year-old lera cook were seen friday riding their bikes near a lake. the girls' aunt appeared on hln along with the mom and she says the family is frustrated and confused. >> it's very baffling to understand how someone got off with a 10-year-old and an 8-year-old at the same time because it's as th
. >> another weak month. this is the estimate. analysts surveyed by cnn money expect this economy to have added 95,000 jobs in the month of june, not god at all. to give you perspective what we need to see 300,000, 400,000 jobs. what's interesting is that the unemployment rate hasn't been below 8% since right after the president was inaugurated. another issue we've seen a lot of jobs growth, over 200,000 created in january. this summer, we've had very anemic jobs growth. the question is we have even more economic headwinds so how are we going to see a vast improvement? europe is at a tipping point. also, the u.s. economy is at a tipping point. we don't know if and when congress will act on things like the jobs act. additionally who the next president will be. that uncertainty, what ma makes businesses do and say is that we'll stay on the surveillances and not hire as many people as we thought we might. right now let's take a look at the big picture here. all political, guys, because, of course, after this jobs report this morning, we only have four more. four more jobs reports until that electr
>>> we're out of time. cnn newsroom with carol costello begins right now. >> hey, soledad. thank you. >>> happening right now, flight scare. sewing needles, yes, needles, found in sandwiches on delta planes flying into america. one passenger was hurt. this morning, find out what the airline is doing about it. >>> big bus. two continents, three tons of cocaine, and 200 pounds of marijuana. it's happening right now. cnn will take you aboard that ship. >>> caught on tape. a breathtaking rescue as a 7-year-old dancing on a third floor window air conditioning unit trips and falls. hear from the guy who caught her. >>> and how would you like to lose a few pounds? a new weight loss pill is about to be approved. average weight loss, 23 pounds. we'll tell you who it's for and why there was such a fight to get it to your drug store. "newsroom" begins right now. >>> and good morning. thank you so much for joining us this morning. i'm carol costello. we begin with an ongoing investigation. after a food safety scare at 30,000 feet. we're talking about sewing needles found in sandwiches served
on the flights while authorities are investigating this. cnn's sandra endo, she's following the story. >> suzanne, the fbi and local authorities in the netherlands are trying to find out how the needles got into those thuurkey sandwiches. the needles found in sandwiches on flights from amsterdam to minneapolis, and atlanta. two needs found by passengers and one by an air marshal. the airline notified all 18 flights from amsterdam to stop serving sandwiches. here's what one passenger who got one of the contaminated sandwiches said when he spoke with station kstp. >> i bit down on it so i wasn't biting down on the sharp side but the flat side. it could have been, you know, a bad injury orally but had i taken a big swallow and swallowed that down, i'd have a needle inside. that would be very concerning to me. >> the sandwiches were prepared in amsterdam to delta. in a statement a spokesperson for the company says this is a terribly upsetting situation. first and foremost is the safety of the traveling public. there's nothing more important to us at all than the safety of the passengers and crews. ga
this summer. maya moore, chris paul, and carmelo anthony. that's tomorrow. time for "cnn newsroom" with carol costello right now. >>> happening now in the newsroom, terror ties to america. a bus bomber with a fake i.d. from michigan. new video of the suspect and new details on this brazen attack in bulgaria. >>> justice antonin scalia one-on-one with our piers morgan. bush versus gore, the power of the super pacs, and burning the american flag. >> speech doesn't just mean written words or oral words. burning a flag is a symbol that expresses an idea. i hate the government. >> a rare interview on his interpretation of the constitution. it is a cnn exclusive. >>> eye in the sky. drones over your neighborhood. new concerns this hour as congress starts asking questions. is this big brother or a necessary tool for police? >>> social storm. chick-fil-a's president causing an uproar after his comments on gay marriage, saying he is, quote, guilty as charged when asked about his company's support of the traditional family. the biblical definition. the postings this morning on facebook and twitter blow
will be on hand to offer support. former congresswoman gabrielle giffords husband mark kelly told cnn's anderson cooper how helpful it can be. >> for folks directly affected by this, the victims, the ones that were not killed and the family members, it really helps to come together as a community. that happened in tucson. i think these towns like tucson tend to rise to the occasion that. support really helps those people that are experiencing this. >> joining me is clinical psychologist jeff gardier. thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> how does someone, jeff, recover from an experience like this? >> well, from exactly what we just heard from gabby giffords's husband. it is about support, families coming together. we know grief counselors are on the ground, they are working with the remaining victims, with the family members so that debriefing will help them in processing what's going on. but we need to be very clear that all of these people are still in a state of shock. so it's about offering them support, letting them know they have an ear and they have a shoulder and whatever their nee
. >> cnn's jim spellman is covering the search effort in eva evansdale, iowa. any luck yet? >> reporter: unfortunately, no, carol. take a look at this lake, it's called myers lake. they began draining it yesterday. they think perhaps by late tomorrow or thursday, they'll have all the water drained out of here into the river. it's really grasping at straws, though. i spoke to an investigator a few minutes ago who told me it's like these girls evaporated. they don't have any sign of foul play. they had about a thousand volunteers over the weekend searching through fields and trails, everything they can think of around here, with absolutely no sign of the girls except the two bikes and a purse found near the biekes. no sign of struggle near there. they want to drain the lake just in case -- they don't think they'll find anything else in here. but without much to do, that's the focus today, carol. >> so no witnesses saw the girls on their bicycles getting off at the lake, or no clues like that? >> reporter: no clues like that at all. take a look at this, carol. this far corner of the lake o
that paterno did not know that sandusky was a child predator. joining us live from philadelphia, cnn contributor and patriots news reporter sara ganim. you've been covering this story from the very beginning. this is a panel that reviewed more than, what, 3.5 million documents, held 430 interviews before coming up with this report. how does this break down in terms of who was most responsible? >> well, judge louie freeh said it comes down to these four people, joe paterno, the president graham spanier and those two penn state officials who have already been charged with lying in the criminal investigation, tim curley and gary schultz. when he was asked about other employees, or more wide cover-up, he denied any other employees are responsible for actively concealing the allegations against jerry sandusky. he did lay some blame on the board of trustees for a lack of oversight. he said they were simply too lax and let a couple of people get away with too much power and not enough responsibility to report. but as far as other people that they lay blame for actively concealing jerry sand
malveaux and this hour in the "cnn newsroom," we are focusing on the courtroom hearing of the suspect in the colorado massacre, and focusing on mitt romney's trip overseas and the olympics. and now, the suspect in the colorado massacre returned to court today to face charges including first-degree murder. james holmes is the graduate student who is accused of killing 12 people and wounding 38 others. the hearing for holmes wrapped up in the last half hour. i want to bring in ed lavandara who is joining us from centennial, colorado. ed, walk us through the charges that he is faced with. >> sure thing, suzanne. essentially, james hmes has been charged with 142 criminal counts. 24 counts of first-degree murder and 116 counts of attempted murder, and essentially, that is doubled up on the number of victims inside of that movie theater. remember, 12 people killed an 58 people who were wound and taken to hospitals. now the legal reason behind that according to the paperwork we have received is that they were able to file double the charges on each of those victims, because number one, prose
's attorney mark o'mara has identified the woman as zimmerman's cousin and tells cnn the allegations would not be admissible in court but will complicate things for the defense. >>> three more men are now coming forward telling police they were abused by jerry sandusky in the 1970s or 1980s. they are the first people to accuse him of abuse before the 1990s and it could mean the 68-year-old coach began preying on children in his early 20s. there's no mention of victims before the 1990s in the report. former fbi director louis freeh did. >>> it's one of first signs that penn state may be moving past joe paterno after the freeh report, according to state college.com the university is changing the name of a student camp ground outside beaver stadium from paternoville to nittaniville as in the team's nickname, the nittany lions. >>> it was a heart stopping save by an offduty new york city bus driver. cell phone video. take a look at this, shows a 7-year-old girl jumping up and down on an air conditioning on the third floor apartment wind dough. when steve saint bernard sprang into action. >> wh
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